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David Smith, untitled I have to admit that while plenty of Damien Walter's "Weird Things" columns at The Guardian are interesting, and it's really wonderful to see a major newspaper paying regular attention such stuff, and Walter seems like a passionate and thoughtful person... the latest one, titled, "Should science fiction and fantasy do more than entertain?" pretty much made me gag.
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Iain M. Banks, Please Destroy The Culture! [Iain M. Banks]

Genres / Sci Fi : io9 (5 years ago)

The Guardian's Damien G. Walter issues a passionate plea to Iain M. Banks to complete an unofficial Culture trilogy that began with Consider Phlebas and Look To Windward. But really, Walter seems to want the Culture to die. Walter r... Read Post

SF Trends for 2013

Genres / Sci Fi : Whatever (2 years ago)

In the Guardian today, Damien Walter makes predictions for what he sees are big trends in science fiction for 2013, including the mainstreaming of SF, a new interest in space, and the emergence of serialization, of which The Human D... Read Post

Do you agree with this list of the best young SF novelists?

Genres / Sci Fi : io9 (2 years ago)

Granta regularly comes out with lists of great young novelists, and over at the Guardian Damien Walter has taken a stab at coming up with a similar list for science fiction and fantasy. It's a pretty diverse list, and a pretty good ... Read Post


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